November 27, 2014

Eurasian tree sparrow.



We drove 3 hours to see an Eurasian tree sparrow at Niagara on the Lake at the mouth of the Niagara River.
It is a rare visitor to Canada.
There is a small population near St. Louis, Missouri.

Identifying field marks include, black throat and ear patch.
White cheeks and a rufous crown.

About 5 minutes after we arrived at the house it had been seen at, it flew in with a large number of house sparrows.

Not a great shot but it was away from the road in a private yard.

Passer montanus

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